NMFS Prohibits Retention of Pacific Ocean Perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska

July 17, 2007 - 2:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat Distict (Statistical Area 640, between 140 degrees and 147 degrees W. longitude) of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 18, 2007, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the 2007 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(2).

NMFS is requiring that Pacific ocean perch in this area be treated in the same manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of injury.

This information bulletin only provides notice of a regulatory change. For the purposes of complying with the regulatory change, you are advised to see the actual text of the regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019